Childhood Nutrition Research Centre (CNRC)
(part of the Biochemical and Nutritional Sciences theme)
The aim of the Centre is to conduct research on the impact of nutrition on the health and development of infants and children in order to underpin and foster the development of both clinical and public health practice and professional training in paediatric nutrition.
With the advent of MRC-CNRC, the Institute of Child Health now harbours the largest critical mass of expertise in paediatric nutrition research in Europe.
CNRC has Heads of Groups, spanning the field of nutrition in relation to cognitive function, cardiovascular health, bone health, body composition and energy metabolism, dietetics, biochemistry and stable isotope research on nutrition and metabolism. The Centre is able to put together multidisciplinary teams to approach key issues in nutrition within the generic areas of nutrition and public health, nutrition and disease, adverse effects of foods and, importantly, the impact of early nutrition on long term outcome.
A further key objective of the Centre is to help catalyse, steer and staff the development of Paediatric Nutrition at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children as a new, emerging clinical academic discipline in Paediatrics.
The Centre is core funded by competitive peer-reviewed grants from the Medical Research Council, combined with substantial infrastructural support from the Institute of Child Health.
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